Jacob Nicotra, founder of Jacob Nicotra Web Development, helps support mental health by working with Crisis Text Line

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Chicago, Illinois, April 18, 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, Jacob Nicotra, founder of Jacob Nicotra Web Development, has long been a supporter of mental health awareness and has volunteered with numerous groups, charities and agencies that raise funds to support mental health or connect people. people in need with individual help. . In addition to his time spent volunteering as a mental health counselor while a college student and at various clinics while in medical school, Jacob has been volunteering with Crisis Text Line since April 2019.

Crisis Text Line is a global non-profit organization that provides a free and confidential text service for crisis response via SMS messaging. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day, every day. The majority of volunteering takes place late at night, when people are usually most in need of life-saving intervention. Jacob Nicotra works alongside therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists to treat people with suicidal tendencies, self-harm tendencies or those in emotional crisis.

According to a survey by the American Psychiatric Association (https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/as-americans-begin-to-return-to-the-office-views-on-workplace-mental -health-are-mixed), only one in five employees report that their employer has offered additional mental health services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a decrease from more than one in three, when the survey was carried out before the pandemic.

Regarding his time helping on the Crisis Text Line, Jacob Nicotra commented: “My experience on the Crisis Text Line platform has shown me that many people feel increasingly alone when working from home. Traffic on the platform exploded after the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have felt particularly isolated during the pandemic and the resulting national lockdowns. Some have been unable to receive their usual professional mental health treatment, a ripple effect of the pandemic. Others have been personally affected by the pandemic through the loss of loved ones. I think remote services like Crisis Text Line are needed more than ever. A side effect of the rise of the remote economy is that many people lack the social interaction that was once normal before the pandemic. This has had a detrimental effect on the mental health of many remote workers. As it doesn’t look like remote work will subside, it’s important to build online communities and connections for people who need that vital social interaction and sense of belonging while working from home. . »

About Jacob Nicotra

Jacob Nicotra is the Founder and CEO of Jacob Nicotra Web Development, a leading web development company specializing in custom web development, e-commerce solutions, and WordPress design and development. Jacob comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has always been interested in business and technology. After working in web development for several years, Jacob decided to open his own business. With a solid background in STEM, biochemistry and thousands of clinical hours, Jacob Nicotra decided to redirect his career in 2021 to pursue a path in the technology industry as a software engineer.

After evaluating market trends and job opportunities, he took a 6-month software engineering course. To date, Jacob Nicotra has developed 4 full web applications and started an online web development business, focused on building websites for small businesses. He is currently developing an estimating tool for a painting and construction company that will support a streamlined estimating process and help drive new business and increase revenue. In addition to his busy schedule developing software and running his business, Jacob has continued to volunteer for many different causes, but mostly for organizations that focus on mental health counseling.

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